IBTM World Virtual 2020 announces new keynotes

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IBTM World Virtual 2020 announces new keynotes

Reed Travel Exhibitions’ IBTM has announced Cecilia MoSze Tham (pictured) and Mike Wittenstein as its latest two keynote speakers for IBTM World Virtual, the online-only event replacing the traditional live show this year, 8-10 December.

Cecilia, a social technologist at Alpha Telefonica, has been described as an ‘innovation activist’ and serial entrepreneur, and will present a session on the future of human connectivity called ‘When the future worlds meet: How technology will transform the way we gather in the next year and beyond’.

Cecilia founded MOB (Makers of Barcelona), the largest co-working community in Barcelona; FabCafe, a digital fabrication lab meets coffee shop; and allwomen.tech, an AI training school for women by women.

Founder and managing partner at Storyminers and former e-visionary at IBM, Mike Wittenstein is an expert in customer experience and will present a talk to help leaders gain support for their boldest ideas and strategies. He has a client roster that includes AT&T, Adobe, Apple, Delta Airlines and Holiday Inn.

Both speakers will present their sessions on IBTM TV, available to all registered attendees. The platform will present a mix of live and on-demand content.

There will also be a new programme of content tailored to those running experiential events in the show’s Exceptional Experiences stream. In addition, hosted buyers will benefit from dedicated content tailored specifically for them with the IBTM Inspire Masterclass stream, a separate track which is all on demand. It includes sessions for associations, corporates and agencies.

Other speakers at IBTM World Virtual will include: the first keynote to be announced, Pancho Campo, who will speak about ‘The future of events: Lessons learned from working with Barack Obama’; Sonja Piontek, who will present a session on ultracreativity and how to create marketing magic with impressive ROI through unforgettable experiences. Isabel Bardinet, CEO, European Society of Cardiology, will deliver her thoughts on going digital, while Mikael Ek, managing director EMEA, BCD M&E and Patrick Rush, senior regional director, head of Asia Pacific, American Express Meetings & Events will each run a session highlighting industry trends.

David Thompson, event director, IBTM World, said: “We’re very excited about what we have created with IBTM World Virtual, which is a platform to deliver not only high-quality business meetings but also a programme of inspiring content that will provide attendees with tangible learnings to take back to their own businesses. We can’t wait to share the IBTM experience direct to screens this December.”

More information, visit www.ibtmworld.com

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